In conversation with Yasmin Allen

The digital revolution is coming, is dentistry ready?

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Yasmin Allen discusses how dentistry cannot ignore advancements in digital technology. She talks about the importance of workforce strategy and training in order to maximise the potential for digital change within both NHS and private dentistry. What you’ll hear: What ‘digital’ means in the context of dentistry The ways in which practices, patients and clinicians can benefit from digitisation How …

Employment Law Update

The latest developments in Employment and HR Law

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Employment and HR specialist, Sarah Buxton shares details of the latest changes to Employment Law and how these impact practices and teams. What you’ll hear: Recent changes with regards to parental bereavement leave The consequences to employers of not understanding these changes Steps an employer can take to protect themselves Details of other changes on the horizon

Patient journey part 2

The patient journey – part two

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Les: Hi Nigel, so we’re here to pick up from our first blog on the patient journey. If you remember, last time, we talked about building your reputation as a dental practice, your marketing and your website, and referrals. All the types of things that get a patient into the practice. So to move along the journey some more it …

In conversation with Thomas Coates

Recent developments with buying and selling a practice in respect of NHS and CQC

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In a podcast of two halves, specialist solicitor, Thomas Coates, discusses a new policy introduced by the CQC that is making practice sales, purchases and restructures significantly more difficult. He also talks about an updated policy from the NHS regarding ‘24-hour retirement’ which makes the process more straightforward. What you’ll hear: The historic position in respect of CQC and NHS …

Expert advice from Sarah Buxton

How to handle sickness absence

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Employment and HR solicitor, Sarah Buxton, talks to Nigel Jones about how to deal with sickness absence in your team and explains the risks if you don’t handle it correctly. What you’ll hear: The best way to handle frequent short-term absence What to do if a member of the team has provided a long-term sick note What your responsibilities are …

David Cottam, Vice-Chair of the BDA’s GDPC explains how is the fee uplift calculated each year

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The pay increase awarded to dentists annually is often a source of consternation for the profession, with many dentists feeling it is not adequate reparation for their hard work. There is also the discrepancy between increases in patient charge revenue (PCR), which have risen by five per cent annually since 2016, and the increases in the fee uplift for dentists. …

NHS confidence Monitor

Nigel Jones shares his views on the results on the sixth Confidence Monitor survey

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Nigel Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan, shares the results of the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey. He explains what the survey asked and looks at the contrast between the responses from NHS and private dentists. Nigel refers directly to the results, you can access them here What you’ll hear today: An overview of the results What the results …

Mouth care matters

Delivering dentistry to vulnerable older people

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Nigel Jones speaks to Mili Doshi about a programme that has been working to improve oral health for older patients in hospitals… Earlier this year I attended the Westminster Health Forum, where images of older hospital patients’ mouths in a terrible state were shown. These pictures were truly shocking and highlighted the issue of the mouth being ignored – through …

In Conversation with John Milne

The effect of regulation on dentists today

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John Milne takes you through regulation in dentistry today and the effect it has on the lives of practising dentists and on patient care. What you’ll hear: The future for regulation in terms of the number of regulators/inspectors The impact that the CQC has had on dentistry and how it has evolved How regulation affects the standard of patient care